What’s On: This Weekend for Families
Cadogan Hall, Crash Bang Wallop! Family Concert: Get your explorer’s hat and magnifying glass at the ready because Ruth needs your help to unearth the secrets of the garden! Creative activities at 10am. Adults £10, children £8
Mount Street Gardens Summer Fair: Sunday 19th June noon-4pm. Spend the afternoon with fun fair rides and games, food and drink in the beautiful Mount Street Gardens.
Open Garden Squares Weekend: Bring the kids and wander through the beautiful squares of London. Saturday and Sunday, adults £12.
Trafalgar Square, West End Live: Head to Trafalgar and get a great taste of the West End. Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday noon to 6pm.
Pimlico, Southwest Festival Day: Saturday noon – 6pm, St. George’s Square. The best day in Pimlico – community groups, fun fair rides, local entertainment, charities. A great day for all.
National Gallery Painted in Stone: Sunday 11am-1pm, and repeated 2-4pm. Take inspiration from the gallery, Mantegna’s Introduction of the Cult of Cybele, and draw your own story in stone (highly recommended, these workshops are amazing). Free, tickets allocated 1 hour before the start of the workshop.
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Babies and Toddlers
Spitalfields City Farm, Wild Club: This is a fabulous opportunity for children to help groom animals, take part in gardening, build campfires and more. Saturdays, mornings 10:30-noon children 4-7; afternoons 1:30-3pm children 8-12.
Little Diggers, Vauxhall City Farm: A gardening club for parents and toddlers with a range of activities that get children digging in soil and growing food. Thursdays 10-11:30, children ages 2-4, £4 per adult.
Royal Albert Hall, Storytelling and Music Sessions: Could you think of a more stately venue to introduce 0-4 year olds to music, movement and storytelling? Join seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Olivia Armstrong and Becky Dixon to this fabulous, hands-on, musical storytelling session. Wednesdays, 10 am and 11:30, tickets just £5.
Pimlico Toy Library: Pimlico Toy Library has a new web site showcasing all their wonderful children’s workshops and baby playtimes. This is a fantastic resource for any parent or carer, the toys are fastidiously cleaned and the art workshops are brilliantly planned with high quality materials.
Electric Cinema, Electric Scream: Mondays, 11:00. This week’s feature: A Hologram for the King. Bring babies under 12 months to this amazingly plush cinema, relax with some coffee and catch a flick.
Clapham Picturehouse, Big Scream: Head to Clapham and see The Conjuring on Sunday, or Independence Day: Resurgence on Thursday; both screenings at 10:30, £7.50.
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am, £7.50. Next week’s features: Independence Day: Resurgence, Race and X-Men Apocalypse.
Regent Street Cinema, Kino Club Films : You can now bring your children to London’s beautifully restored, sumptuous cinema for screenings of better than average children’s films on Saturdays. This week’s screening: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 11:30am, just £1.75.
BFI Family Cinema Sunday 19th June, 1pm. Kids £4, adults £11.75
Framed Film Club: Head to the Barbican for the Framed Film Club, this week’s feature: A Long Way North. Saturday 11am.
Curzon Cinema, Victoria: This week’s programme, Zootropolis, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30. £3.50 per person.
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Princess Monooke, tickets just £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)
Bloomsbury Curzon: 10:30 Saturday, this week’s screening is Zootropolis, £3.00 per person.
Ritzy, Brixton, Kids’ Club: Saturdays, 10:30am. £1.50. This week’s feature: Princess Mononoke.
Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Wreck-It Ralph. 9:30am. Check out the Electric Cinema with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning.Tweet